"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Collagraph: "Evil Woman"


The Muses worked on a collagraph project this afternoon. I got the idea from the blog of artist, Belinda Del Pesco, who has been experimenting in different printmaking methods. This particular project is done by creating a glue print, hand coloring and printing it with various colors of printmaking ink, and then by inking the glue print with black ink. After it is dry, we embellished the print with colored pencils. I often taught glue printing when I was teaching jr. high and high school art, but never with the added hand coloring which is printed in stages like a monoprint. The Muses took theirs home today to finish and will bring back next week so I can photograph them.

8 comments:

Gillian said...

Its such a fun technique isn't it - I like serendipity in art - you never know quite what you'll get. This is terrific, Barb. x

AutumnLeaves said...

Fabulous and not something I'd heard of before!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Me neither, Autumn Leaves! I will have to investigate this at some point. Very interesting.

Barb Sailor said...

Gillian...yes - I also like serendipity in art. I am now at the point in my art journey, where I want to experience as many new techniques and media as I can...it is so exciting!

Barb Sailor said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Barb Sailor said...

Sherry and Susan...Thank you for your comments...one thing for sure is that this technique will loosen you up - it is difficult to control the flow of the glue. But of course, that is what makes the process so interesting.

Barb Sailor said...

Sherry and Susan...Thank you for your comments...one thing for sure is that this technique will loosen you up - it is difficult to control the flow of the glue. But of course, that is what makes the process so interesting.

Barb Sailor said...

For some reason I am getting duplicate comments - please bear with me! :)